Camberwell Park Specialist Support School

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Camberwell Park Specialist Support School


Name Camberwell Park Specialist Support School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 20 June 2013
Address Brookside Road, Moston, Manchester, M40 9GJ
Phone Number 01616827537
Type Special
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 146 (70.5% boys 29.5% girls)
Local Authority Manchester
Percentage Free School Meals 65.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 32.6%
Persisitent Absence 18.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 1.4%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection

Information about this school

The school makes provision for pupils with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. A significant proportion of the pupils have additional complex needs such as autism. The vast majority of the pupils have a statement of special educational needs and the remainder are being assessed. Five pupils are in the Early Years Foundation Stage and there are more boys than girls on roll. The school receives pupil premium, which is additional government funding, for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children who are looked after by the local authority. A high proportion of the pupils are known to be eligible for free school meals, a few children are in the care of the local authority and there are no children from service families on roll at the school. The school has a wide range of awards including the Eco–Schools Green Flag Award, Investors in People Gold Award and the UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award Level 2. Nearly half of the pupils are White British and a quarter of the pupils are of Pakistani origin. The school provides an outreach service to other schools in the local authority. Plans are in place to provide a new building for the school within the next two years.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Inspirational leadership has promoted sustained progress since the last inspection. This has boosted teaching and learning and pupils’ progress from good to outstanding. Staff use an extensive range of techniques to ensure that pupils are able to communicate their needs as well as possible. Teaching across the school is outstanding. Staff know the pupils exceptionally well and tailor their learning to meet their complex range of needs. The contribution of the teaching assistants is good but is not always sharply planned to ensure that they have a consistently outstanding impact on progress. Progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage is outstanding because of the consistently high quality of the teaching. The pupils thoroughly enjoy school and, as a result, the vast majority attend whenever they can. Behaviour and safety are outstanding. Relationships are highly supportive and because of this the pupils feel exceptionally safe in the school. The headteacher leads an outstanding leadership team. They work exceptionally well together to promote an outstanding ethos which motivates the staff to work in the very best interests of each and every child in the school. Partnerships with parents and other agencies are outstanding. Governors provide excellent support and challenge to the school leaders. They have a clear understanding of the school’s strengths and how it can improve even further. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils is promoted exceptionally well by an enriched and extended curriculum, which captivates the pupils’ interests.

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